Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 22,432
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $433.79 (5/6/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1855 D $5 MS obverse 1855 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1855-D is the fifth rarest Dahlonega half eagle in higher grades. Of the 125-150 pieces known only two dozen or so grade AU while another four or five exist in Uncirculated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2019

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1855 D $5 MS
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Base $ 1200 1430 1600 1800 3250 4250 4500 6250 7000 14500 19800 25500 44500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 82
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1855 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--2-51269121515-3111------82
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Total--2-51269121515-3111------82
 --2%-6%15%7%11%15%18%18%-4%1%1%1%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 D $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18951985217423452770331735183722394843194823686672768038981210296000000
19252048223124872952338435863797407244875504700375308629997310296000000
00000035863797407244875504700375308629997310296000000
000000365438734195465561857139778492211013510296000000
1855 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1799188620682197265729603183354537124217459160076794748791979957104571107211713123821332714325
18281947211123502758303433043601388043425063626970258057945010124106621128611936126971366015041
000000330436013880434250636269702580579450101241066211286119361269700
000000342436564049446655356532725686279704102901086711499121591301200
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6794
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4591
Owner: (none)
 
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